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Luis Vinatea

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Miranda & Amado

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Partner - Managing Partner


Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú with an MBA from  Universidad de Piura and  MA in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy – Tufts University. Graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Universidad de Piura. Partner since 2003. He has specialized in solving administrative, judicial and arbitration disputes in labor and regulatory matters. It is labor and regulatory advisor to major national and foreign companies. He is a professor of Labor Law and Labor Procedural Law, Telecommunications Law and Public Services in the PUCP, Universidad de Piura, Universidad del Pacífico. Speaker at conferences and seminars in their specialty.


English, Spanish


  • Universidad de Piura, Top Management Program (2011).
  • Universidad de Piura, MBA (2000).
  • Labor Relationships Studies, Sinnea Institute, Universidad de Bologna, Italia (1997).
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lawyer (1991).


Competition and antitrust

Within: Competition and antitrust

Miranda & Amadopossesses an in-depth knowledge of the local legal framework relating to antitrust issues’, particularly since the return of ‘great antitrust lawyerEnrique Felices from his government role, who brings ‘additional credibility with clients’ and provides a ‘boost to an otherwise young and dynamic team. He joins head of department Luis Vinatea. A stellar client list includes Philip Morris International and Toyota del Perú, which the firm advise on daily matters, and Telefónica del Perú, which it is representing in an abuse of dominant position complaint. The team endured four non-partner level departures to in-house roles, including highly-rated counsel Alfonso Rivera.

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Labour and employment

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Luis Vinatea - Miranda & Amado

Within: Labour and employment

The best in Peru’, Miranda & Amado has unrivalled strength in depth, ensuring a market-leading service across all labour law issues, including restructuring strategy, complex litigation, collective bargaining and negotiations with unions and the government, and social security advice. Four partners lead the 36-strong department, namely: Jorge Toyama, who ‘really is a star’; Alfredo Salvador, a ‘great lawyer’ who is ‘skilled’ and ‘creative’; ‘very goodLuis Vinatea; and Renato Mejía. Overall, the team’s ‘handling of substantive and procedural law puts them above any other law firm’ and consequently, numerous major domestic and international companies instruct the firm – Siemens, Citigroup, Telefónica del Perú and Procter & Gamble Peru, to name a few. Toyama and Salvador are leading advice to Grupo Repsol del Perú in both judicial and administrative proceedings concerning various labour issues, including company reorganisation and collective bargaining. The pair are also advising Banco de Credito del Peru in a collective bargaining process involving 12,000 employees nationally, while Vinatea and Toyama are acting for Lima Airport Partners in strategically-key proceedings relating to salary differences. Roberto Matallana was promoted to partner.

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Public law and regulation

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Luis Vinatea - Miranda & Amado

Within: Public law and regulation

Miranda & Amado utilises cross-departmental expertise in areas such as projects, energy, environmental law and dispute resolution, matched by public law and regulatory capability, to handle a broad range of matters. It is advising ABL Pharma and Grunenthal on a government-led bid to purchase the medicine Olanzapina and is acting for Prosegur Tecnología in a public procurement called by the National Bank to install and maintain security cameras and video vigilance for its agencies nationwide. Both matters are led by practice head and firm co-managing partner Luis Vinatea, who is also known for his labour law expertise. Clients highlight counsel Marife Martinelli for her ‘extensive knowledge of the energy sector and regulation of natural gas’, while fellow counsel Willy Pedreschi joined the firm from Benites, Vargas & Ugaz.

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